Inter-Christian relations

13.02.2017 11:32

Celebrations marking the first anniversary of the meeting in Havana take place in Fribourg

Celebrations marking the first anniversary of the meeting in Havana take place in Fribourg On 12 February 2017, special events on the occasion of the first anniversary of the historic meeting in Cuba between Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and Pope Francis were held at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, with the participation of Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow…
13.02.2017 11:30

Address by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk on the First Anniversary of the Meeting in Havana, Fribourg, 12 February 2017

Address by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk on the First Anniversary of the Meeting in Havana, Fribourg, 12 February 2017 A meeting dedicated to the first anniversary of the historic meeting between Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and Pope Francis took place at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. Among the speakers were Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, and Cardinal…
18.01.2017 17:29

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with temporary rector of the Anglican parish in Moscow

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with temporary rector of the Anglican parish in Moscow On January 18, 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met at the DECR with the Rev. Patrick Irwin, Church of England, who has been assigned by his Church to serve temporarily at the Anglican Parish of St. Andrew in Moscow.
13.01.2017 14:43

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk takes part in the 5th European Catholic-Orthodox Forum in Paris

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk takes part in the 5th European Catholic-Orthodox Forum in Paris With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, represented the Russian Orthodox Church at the forum.
13.01.2017 14:41

‘The Violation of Religious Rights and Freedoms: Intolerance, Discrimination and Persecution’

‘The Violation of Religious Rights and Freedoms:  Intolerance, Discrimination and Persecution’ Presentation by Metropolitan HILARION of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations at the 5th European Catholic-Orthodox Forum (Paris, 10th January 2017)
12.01.2017 10:00

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with a group of Catholic clergy from France

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with a group of Catholic clergy from France A considerable part of the talk was devoted to the development of bilateral relations between the Moscow Patriarchate and the Roman Catholic Church at the present stage and in the context of the meeting between Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and Pope Francis of Rome which took place…
28.12.2016 11:03

Holy Synod makes decisions concerning external church relations

Holy Synod makes decisions concerning external church relations At its session on December 27, 2016, chaired by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church considered in particular some matters concerning external church relations.
25.12.2016 12:39

Patriarch Kirill sends Christmas greetings to heads of non-Orthodox Churches

Patriarch Kirill sends Christmas greetings to heads of non-Orthodox Churches His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has sent Christmas greetings to heads of non-Orthodox Churches. Among the addressees are Pope Francis of Rome, the head of the Anglican Communion Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury, the president of the Council of the Evangelical Church in Germany Bishop Heinrich…
25.12.2016 12:38

DECR chairman sends Christmas greeting to the heads of non-Orthodox Churches

DECR chairman sends Christmas greeting to the heads of non-Orthodox Churches Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent Christmas greeting to Pope Francis, Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury, Bishop Heinrich Bedford-Strom, chairman of the Council of the EKD, and heads of other non-Orthodox Churches.
17.12.2016 14:45

Patriarchal congratulations to Pope Francis of Rome on the occasion of his 80th birthday

Patriarchal congratulations to Pope Francis of Rome on the occasion of his 80th birthday His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, congratulated the Head of the Roman Catholic Church on his 80th birthday.
17.12.2016 14:44

DECR chairman greets Pope Francis with his 80th birthday

DECR chairman greets Pope Francis with his 80th birthday Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent a message of greetings to Pope Francis of Rome.
13.12.2016 23:26

Metropolitan Hilarion pays working visit to Bari

Metropolitan Hilarion pays working visit to Bari On 12 December 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, while in Italy upon the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, visited the city of Bari.
12.12.2016 20:56

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over terrorist attack in Cairo

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over terrorist attack in Cairo His Holiness Patriarch Kirill expressed condolences to the Coptic Patriarch Tawadros II over the death of people as a result of an explosion near a Coptic cathedral in Cairo. On Sunday, December 11, a huge blast hit the Abbassia district in Cairo, where several Christian churches are located. According to…
12.12.2016 20:55

DECR chairman expresses condolences to Primate of Coptic Church over explosion in Cairo

DECR chairman expresses condolences to Primate of Coptic Church over explosion in Cairo Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent condolences to His Holiness Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the Holy See of St. Mark in All Africa and the Middle East, over a terrorist attack committed at the church complex in…
12.12.2016 13:32

Concert of the Moscow Synodal Choir and the Sistine Chapel Choir is performed in Rome

Concert of the Moscow Synodal Choir and the Sistine Chapel Choir is performed in Rome On 11 December 2016, a concert performed by the Moscow Synodal Choir conducted by the honoured artist of Russia Alexei Puzakov and the Sistine Chapel Choir conducted by Mons. Massimo Palombella was performed at the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels and the Martyrs in Rome.
10.12.2016 18:00

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Pope Francis

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Pope Francis On 10 December 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with Pope Francis at the Apostolic Palace in Vatican City.
25.11.2016 18:30

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with President of the Governorate of Vatican City State

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with President of the Governorate of Vatican City State On 25 November 2016, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with Cardinal Guiseppe Bertello, President of the Governorate of Vatican City State.
24.11.2016 15:36

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill sends greetings to Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East on his 75th birthday

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill sends greetings to Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East on his 75th birthday His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent a message of greetings to His Holiness Mar Gewargis III Sliwa, Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East, on his 75th birthday.
24.11.2016 15:33

DECR chairman greets Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East with his 75th birthday

DECR chairman greets Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East with his 75th birthday In his message to Mar Gewargis III Sliwa, Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, congratulated His Holiness on his 75th birthday.
23.11.2016 10:31

Reception in conclusion of celebration of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s 70th birthday takes place at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour

Reception in conclusion of celebration of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s 70th birthday takes place at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour On 22 November 2016, a festive reception to mark the 70th birthday of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia took place at the Refectory Chamber of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour after the jubilee concert.
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